I never thought I’d see the answer to the question: “What would happen if Ayn Rand’s philosophy governed a nation?”

I never thought I’d see the answer to the question:
“What would happen if Ayn Rand’s philosophy governed a nation?”

Rand’s philosophy is very popular among the multi-millionaires and billionaires for a reason.

They may not follow her as a purist might but a bastardization of her ideas can be used to justify certain actions that might otherwise be unthinkable using other philosophies.

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You’re likely a purist and I respect that.

I thinking in terms of how people are using her though.

One thing about her ideas is that they’re not immoral: they’re amoral.

Amoral is neither bad nor good in itself.

But amoral can become immoral or moral depending on who is wielding it.

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First of all: We can’t return. Once an influence has taken root, it stays in some form.

The meme puts things in a polar context but I’m not anti-capitalism *when* mitigated by a social safety net.

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Some of enlightenment values were just plain “bad science”.
Good for their time but we know more now.

Can “pure reason” exist among humans?

No.

We know better now.

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I could never get System Shock to work on my computer. I had a Tandy 1000 TL. – a 286. I mean, it worked…. but… well, ok I’ll be honest: it didn’t make sense to m

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If you’re going to use a metaphor, don’t stop short.

A tree is not a two-dimensional object and neither are these issues you’re comparing to a tree. If we don’t look within the tree / within the metaphor, we can miss things by oversimplifying.

But you made a good start.

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